Actor, Mike Colter is well known for his roles as Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good Wife. He co-starred as Luke Cage in Jessica Jones, on Netflix, the first season was released online on 20th November 2015. Mike Colter is a son of Eddie Lee, Sr. and Freddie Marion Colter.
Mike Colter Early Life
Mike Colter is an American actor who was born on August 26, 1976. He is the son of Eddie Lee, Sr. and Freddie Marion and was the eldest of five children. He went to Calhoun County High School.
He also attended the Benedict College and soon transferred to the University of South Carolina. He then recieved a degree in theatre. He then received a master's degree in Fine Arts from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Mike Colter Career
Mike was interested in acting career from his early life. He became famous after appearing in the movie, Million Dollar Baby. In the Oscar-winning movie, he played the role of the boxer, Big Willie Little.
Though he was more prominent in the theatre side by side he played guest roles in movies such as Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Good Wife, ER, and The Parkers, as well as several TV movies. He also starred in the series Ringer.
In the year 2014, he started playing the role of Agent Jameson Locke in the Halo franchise. Subsequently, he played in the series, Halo: Nightfall and Halo 5: Guardian. Apart from his other roles, his most prominent projects are Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
His new movie, Extinction and The Impossible is in the pre-production and filming stage and is set to release in 2018. His new movie, Skin is in the post-production stage and will release in 2019.
Mike Colter Personal Life
Mike Colter is married to Iva Colter, actress as well as Netflix executive, known for her works on Million Dollar Baby, Salt, and Zero Dark Thirty. The couple met when they were attending the Rutgers University and married in 2016.
On September 27th, 2016, during an interview with Wendy Williams, he stated that he is a father of one daughter with his wife, Iva. The name of his daughter is Naiella. He along with his wife and daughter resides in Los Angeles, California.
One week ago, it was announced that Mike and Iva are now on the verge of becoming parents for the second time. They are expecting their second daughter together. People magazine first confirmed the report.
The couple has even stated that they will focus towards taking care of their second daughter. Well, Iva is already six months pregnant so the baby is soon on the way.
Mike Colter Net Worth
According to reliable sources, Mike Colter's net worth is around $2 million. The main source of his income is his career as an actor. He resides in his house in Los Angles, California.